Lizard's tail


Lizard's tail
Lizard's tail Liz"ard's tail` . (Bot.) A perennial plant of the genus {Saururus} ({Saururus cernuus}), growing in marshes, and having white flowers crowded in a slender terminal spike, somewhat resembling in form a lizard's tail; whence the name. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

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  • lizard's tail — ▪ plant also called  water dragon (Saururus cernuus)   member of the lizard s tail family (Saururaceae), found in marshy areas of eastern North America. The plant has creeping stems, or runners. Erect branches about 60 to 150 centimetres (2 to 5… …   Universalium

  • lizard's-tail — noun North American herbaceous perennial of wet places having slender curled racemes of small white flowers • Syn: ↑swamp lily, ↑water dragon, ↑Saururus cernuus • Hypernyms: ↑marsh plant, ↑bog plant, ↑swamp plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • lizard's tail — noun Date: circa 1753 a perennial herb (Saururus cernuus of the family Saururaceae) of eastern North American wetlands having spikes of tiny white flowers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lizard's-tail — /liz euhrdz tayl /, n. either of two marsh herbs of the genus Saururus, esp. S. cernuus, of North America, having drooping spikes of fragrant, white flowers. [1745 55] * * * …   Universalium

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  • lizard's-tail family — noun family of perennial aromatic herbs: genera Saururus, Anemopsis, Houttuynia • Syn: ↑Saururaceae, ↑family Saururaceae • Hypernyms: ↑dicot family, ↑magnoliopsid family • M …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lizard (comics) — The Lizard Publication information Publisher Marvel Comics Fi …   Wikipedia

  • Lizard — Liz ard, n. [OE. lesarde, OF. lesarde, F. l[ e]zard, L. lacerta, lacertus. Cf. {Alligator}, {Lacerta}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of the numerous species of reptiles belonging to the order {Lacertilia}; sometimes, also applied to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lizard snake — Lizard Liz ard, n. [OE. lesarde, OF. lesarde, F. l[ e]zard, L. lacerta, lacertus. Cf. {Alligator}, {Lacerta}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of the numerous species of reptiles belonging to the order {Lacertilia}; sometimes, also applied… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lizard stone — Lizard Liz ard, n. [OE. lesarde, OF. lesarde, F. l[ e]zard, L. lacerta, lacertus. Cf. {Alligator}, {Lacerta}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of the numerous species of reptiles belonging to the order {Lacertilia}; sometimes, also applied… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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